Obituary Details

Jerry Jay Lamb

(10/17/1937 - 06/05/2012)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 06/13/2012

Jerry J. Lamb

Funeral services for Jerry J. Lamb, 74, were held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Lighthouse Ministries in Torrington at 10 a.m. with Pastor Rick Carroll officiating. The family requests casual dress. Burial was held at the Lusk Cemetery at 2 p.m. Jerry died on June 5, 2012 at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Visitation hours were held at the Colyer Funeral Home on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 3pm to 7pm and the casket was open briefly prior to the services. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to either the Lighthouse Ministries, the Torrington Senior Friendship Center or to the Lusk Senior Center. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com

Jerry was born on October 17, 1937 on the family ranch south of Manville, Wyoming the son of Norman and Margaret (Rathbun) Lamb. He grew up and attended school at Manville and then graduated high school at Lusk, Wyoming in 1955. He joined the US Army National Guard while in high school and then served for 10 years. In 1955 Jerry went to work for Lamb Construction doing road construction throughout the state and around Manville. Jerry married Judy Jassman at Manville on June 28, 1959. In 1970 the couple moved to Torrington where Jerry continued to work with Lamb Construction until 1986. He then went to work for Abbott Construction-Platte County Concrete in Casper and Wheatland, Wyoming. He retired in 2005.

Jerry was a member of the Torrington American Legion and a life member of the Community Hospital Auxiliary. He enjoyed his family and especially his granddaughter, Tessa. Jerry loved the Big Horn Mountains and camping, backpacking and fishing. He liked mechanic-ing in his shop and keeping up the yard. He enjoyed drives in the country, morning coffee at Main Street Market, and lunch at the Senior Friendship Center.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy, of Torrington; his daughter Valerie (Ray) Sharp of Rock Springs, Wyoming; granddaughter, TesSaundra Lamb of Johnstown, Colorado; his mother, Margaret Lamb of Torrington; three brothers; including his twin brother, Gary, (LaLa) Lamb of Lusk, Wyoming; Jack (Ellen) Lamb also of Lusk, and Larry (Patty) Lamb of Douglas, Wyoming; two sisters, Bobetta (George) Etchemendy of Lost Springs, Wyoming, and Bonnie (Wayne) King of Lead, South Dakota; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, N.V. Lamb, and his son Jerry D. Lamb.

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